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IWBI Task Force to focus on how buildings can reduce the health burden of Covid-19

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced it is setting up a Task Force to help reduce the enormous health burden from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. Its goal is to define the critical role buildings, organisations and communities ...

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Blowing hot and cold

Giles Korner, Head of Smart Buildings at engineering consultancy HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt, explains how the latest technologies can improve environmental conditions for building occupants The design of buildings is becoming more focused on the wellbeing of occupants, creating ...

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Investment in smart buildings moves up the agenda

New research among landlords, property managers, agents and suppliers has revealed that investment in smart building technologies is finally moving up the agenda, as they realise its ability to create efficiencies in commercial real estate, bringing costs down, increasing tenant ...

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The future is smart for facilities management

Organisational transformation is big business these days as retail, commercial and other sectors recognise that changing and evolving is key to their sustainability. It’s easy to focus on sectors like retail where there is a more obvious shift to new ...

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BSRIA publishes Soft Landings and BFM topic guide

BSRIA has launched a free to download topic guide on Soft Landings and Business-Focused Maintenance (BFM). The guide is an ‘at a glance publication’ and aims to inform those involved in the design, construction and operation of a building about ...

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Forward with BIM

Facilities management practice is changing as FMs find new ways to collect and use data for improved building management. BIM is central to this, as Gary Watkins, CEO of Service Works Group, explains BIM (building information modelling) has been hailed ...

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The Internet of Things

A significant proportion of the support services sector is characterised by people undertaking regular, scheduled maintenance visits driven by fear that something might be about to go wrong. But what if you could predict that a part is about to ...

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Do you know the biggest waste of energy in buildings today?

In his study ‘Destratification Energy Savings Analysis,’ Dr Byron Jones of Kansas State University reveals that “stratification is the single biggest waste of energy in buildings today.” By implementing “Air destratification” Dr. Jones found that it “reduces temperature differentials by 75 ...

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Managing buildings to suit end user needs

Although BIM is becoming more prominent across the construction industry and continuing to transform traditional ways of working, it is still not common practice. To this end, Paul French, commercial market manager at British Gypsum takes a look at the ...

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